Modern living bring modern lifestyle at many aspects, including on how people work. At the past, people work at office is a must. Now, it is not absolutely true. Some tasks can be done within home. Rapidly internet growing and modern device and gadget make it possible to do from home. Dependency to physical office building can be reduced.
People can do their tasks from home. Communication can be done through cell phone, email and skype. Promotion also be done through website. Some professions like internet marketer and architect can work well from home.
But working from home has disadvantages. It will reduces contacting to people directly and also potential to indiscipline, because no manager or supervisor control us. This needs self discipline. Before planning for building a home office, some negative issues should be anticipated first.
- Focus on your job. Functionality is more important than aesthetic look. Redecorate thorough room space will spend a lot of money. Your office room doesn’t need to look beautiful. At least you feel comfortable to work, it’s enough. Repaint wall is okay. Neutral colors are good to give background if we will put task schedule and pictures related to our profession. Wallpaper with strip line pattern is also match to create professional look.
- To avoid indiscipline factor, always make task schedule, complete with timeline and time target to finish. Set up reasonable target amount of tasks and time to do. Over estimate make us under pressure and under estimate make us not stimulated.
- Your home office area is yours. No people will inspect you. You should better to receive guests and clients at living room. You are unnecessary to complete home office with expensive facilities. Try to save money. Some items like paper, pencil, pen, bulletin board, chalkboard and filling cabinet can be purchased at store like Wal Mart in cheap price.
- Try to save energy to save money. Always turn off lamps when we don’t need it. Select computer, laptop and electrical items that don’t consume electric power very much.
- Don’t spend money for things that you’ve already had. Look around at your home, maybe there are unused stuffs ( table, chairs, lamps ) to be used at home office room.
- Be creative when decorating your home office. Make you as comfortable as you can. Prioritize to make you comfortable working for hours and doing jobs in productive way. Put quote at the wall to keep your spirit and kids photos above table to make you think that all you do are for your beloved family.
- We are unnecessary to purchase sophisticated communication device. Cell phone is enough to contact other people. And email when we will send document. If we will send picture, printer with scanner feature is able and affordable.
- List your items you will need and make priority scale. Some items can be bought later and no need for now. So wait to garbage sale or discount sale to save money.
- To keep yourself in high productivity, give attention on chair. Sit on chair for hours will hurt back and buttock. Cheap ergonomic chair can keep our healthy. Try to see at used store. If we are fortune, this price is very cheaper than new one.
- Unnecessary to hire professional to plan and design your home office. Think like a pro. Do everything yourself. Find home office pictures, then take ideas from there. Make building a home office as your proud job.